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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Looking for his first win after three starts, Liriano faces a team that gave him three of his eight losses in 2013, in a place he lost both his starts. He has a wicked slider, but has been getting into trouble on the fastball he uses to set it up.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Bad luck continues to bite Cueto. Over his 21 innings, the lineup has scored only one run when he's been in the game. On Friday vs. the Rays, early command issues elevated him to 46 pitches through two innings, but he recovered to have a nice outing.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Odorizzi allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings Wednesday vs. K.C. to take his first loss of the season. All of the damage came after the third inning, ending a string of nine consecutive scoreless frames.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 3 starts
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. TB
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After two solid seasons (20-12, 3.58 ERA), Gonzalez has been shaky in his first two outings this year. In 9 1/3 innings, he has given up 16 hits, including four home runs, and 10 earned runs. He is 2-3 in eight starts against the Rays.

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Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Hammel won his first career start at Wrigley, learning quickly about the wind. He gave up three hits, all homers. He does know Yankee Stadium. He was 1-2 in six games at old Yankee Stadium and is 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA in three starts at the new one.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 3 starts
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Tanaka struck out 10 batters in his Yankee Stadium debut last time out against the Orioles, taking a no-decision as he allowed three runs on seven hits. The big blow was a three-run homer off the bat of Jonathan Schoop, coming on a hanging slider.

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Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood matched his career high with nine strikeouts in his last outing vs. the Pirates and left the game with a 4-0 lead. But he did not get a decision. He has never pitched at Yankee Stadium, either old or new, and only faced them on June 20, 2011.

Michael Pineda, RHP
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The fuss over that gunk on Pineda's right hand distracted from his dominant outing against the Red Sox last time out. Pineda struck out seven in six-plus innings, allowing a run on four hits with two walks.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Joe Kelly, RHP
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Kelly pitched into the seventh in his last start, but was handed a no-decision despite not allowing an earned run. He has finished at least six innings in 14 of his last 17 starts and has allowed two runs or less in 13 of those games.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta was working Friday with catcher Jonathan Lucroy (not Martin Maldonado) for the first start since last June, but he looked unfazed. The 24-year-old allowed just one earned run in seven innings.

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New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Dillon Gee, RHP
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Lacking his usual control, Gee uncharacteristically walked four batters in an abbreviated outing on Friday against the Angels. Next up are the D-backs, whom he held to two runs in seven innings during their only meeting last year.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy has had a frustrating season to this point. He has allowed five runs, six and six in his first three starts of the year despite feeling like he's thrown the ball better than that.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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Despite struggling to get a feel for his slider, Teheran has notched three straight quality starts to open 2014. Teheran owns a 5.79 ERA against the Phillies in four career outings that include three starts.

Cliff Lee, LHP
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Lee allowed eight hits, three runs and struck out eight in six innings Thursday against the Brewers. Lee didn't get the run support he needed, and therefore had to take an early exit as the Phillies needed a pinch-hitter.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Zach McAllister, RHP
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McAllister has been the Tribe's most dependable starter so far, having allowed just three earned runs on 11 hits with 11 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings. He is 0-2 with a 4.85 in six career starts against the Tigers.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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After a rain delay last weekend cost Sanchez a chance at a victory, a blown save from Joe Nathan cost him another on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. He's 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA for his career against Cleveland, including 2-0 last year.

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Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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The Braves took advantage of Roark, who was pitching on seven days' rest Friday. He lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on five hits. His worst inning occurred in the second, when Atlanta scored four runs.

Jose Fernandez, RHP
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In his 31st MLB start, Fernandez endured his roughest game, giving up a personal-high six earned runs in a loss at Philadelphia. His ERA jumped from 0.71 to 3.78. He had gone 13 straight starts giving up two runs or fewer.

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Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The Mariners ace has won his first three starts of the season for the first time in his career and will go for No. 4 against the Rangers, a team that has given him trouble over the years (12-20, 4.18 ERA in 39 games).

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish has thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings since coming off the disabled list. He has allowed eight hits, two walks and 15 strikeouts. He is 3-3 with a 4.78 ERA in seven career starts against the Mariners.

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Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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The wiry righty responded nicely from a tough first start, holding the Yankees to two earned runs over six innings, but taking a 4-1 loss. Buchholz is 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA lifetime at U.S. Cellular Field.

John Danks, LHP
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Danks permitted two runs in the first, but quickly settled down vs. the Tribe to allow nothing more than a solo Asdrubal Cabrera shot over the next five. Danks gave up 28 homers over 138 1/3 innings in '13, but Cabrera's homer was his first allowed.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie retired the last 12 batters he faced in cruising through seven, one-run innings last Wednesday to beat the Rays. He's won both starts this season and has gone eight straight April starts without a loss.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The lefty gave the Astros one of their best starting pitching performances of the season on Thursday in Toronto, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out six batters in seven innings. He threw 101 pitches.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey gave up two costly home runs and was dealt a loss in his last outing against the Astros. The 39-year-old knuckleballer struggled with home runs in 2013. His 35 were the second-most allowed by any pitcher in the Major Leagues last year.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey has had trouble keeping the ball in the park this season, as he's already served up four homers in his first two starts. He gave up six runs on nine hits and four walks over five-plus innings in his last start against the A's on Thursday.

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Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone was charged with five runs (three earned) in five-plus innings during his season debut against the Mariners on Friday. He walked none and struck out seven in the outing.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs went seven innings against the Mets in his third career start with no walks, and first since July 5. He gave up nine hits, including a Travis d'Arnaud homer, and struck out four.

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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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As he did in his previous two starts, De La Rosa looked electric briefly -- four strikeouts in the first two innings -- but gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants. He yielded a Madison Bumgarner grand slam.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner continues to look like an ace, as he nearly missed the first no-hitter in club history the last time out, tossing a one-hit shutout against the Tigers. He had a career-high 11 strikeouts and has two one-hit shutouts in his last five starts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Paul Maholm, LHP
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Manager Don Mattingly said by using Maholm on Wednesday he's able to give Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zack Greinke an extra day of rest. Maholm faced the Giants on April 5 in his only start this year, allowing five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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After allowing eight earned runs on 14 hits and three walks in nine innings pitched so far this season, Vogelsong might be on a short leash as he tries to hold on to the fifth-starter spot.

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